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Posted by adamshand on Tue 24 Oct 2006 at 02:46
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I've been using debian-updates for years to get timely notification of when there are updates to fix known security problems. It's been great and I love it.

However the security alerts tell you the name of the *source* package which needs to be upgraded. Normally this isn't too much of a problem, I go to the DSA web page, find the names of the effected binary packages and "apt-get install ...".

With the recent XFree86 security update there were so many packages to check that it was frustrating to cut and paste the individual names of the packages.

So my question is ...

  • From the command line, how do you find all the currently installed packages which have the "Source: xfree86" header?

This has to be possible but I haven't managed to find anything that works.